• Crosses the Line Twice: An Easter strip displayed a Menorah gradually being extinguished with the words "They know not what they do" and turning into a cross.
    • Johnny Hart's intention with that strip was simply to show how he saw a cross within the Menorah as a tribute to Christianity's Jewish roots.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse:
    • Wolf, who also has the rare distinction of being introduced after the strip came "under new management", a common breeding ground for Scrappys.
    • Gronk.
  • Heartwarming Moments: A quiet one; two ants are sitting on the ground when one asks the other if he would be willing to die for her. He answers yes. She asks if he would still die for her if she hadn't been born yet, which he thinks is "asking an awful lot from a guy." She answers, "Some guys"...and we zoom back to see that they're sitting on a cross.
  • Seasonal Rot: Many fans felt strip went downhill following the original creator's late-life conversion to hard-core fundamentalist Christianity. See above and below. After his death, the strip gained a new production team and turned back to its more wacky gag-a-day roots.